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#21 rustymodeler

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 12:52 AM

Wow, I will be keeping a close watch on this one. Very good start man.

#22 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:44 AM

It looks to me like you are off to more than a great start. I'm watching along, please keep it going.

#23 rustybill1960

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:51 AM

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WOW! Killer build Brian!
I really am liking that bed work!
Totally Awesome stuff!
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I am gonna hang on for this ride, er, build.
Thank You for sharing
Later
Russ
;)

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#24 Fat Brian

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 11:56 AM

I bought a Mack AC off ebay last night so my wheels should be here midweek, I also rebuilt the frame out of smaller square stock. Once I get my rolling stock in I will be able to set the ride height and really make some progress.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 12:41 PM

"Industrial, but classic". Maybe medium duty truck tires? These are from Modelhaus.

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OOOhhhh........those will work for my 51 Chevy wrecker. I'll have to get a set. Not exactly what I wanted but they would work.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 01:30 PM

I had originally traded for some Pegasus wheels that look like semi wheels:
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But the more I looked at them the more I wanted something else, even weathered they might not look right. So I got the Mack AC wheels, they won't be much for comfort but are very stylish.
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Posted 22 May 2012 - 03:36 PM

My Mack got here today with my wheels, maybe now I can make some better progress since my rolling stock is pinned down. I'm going to z the frame behind the cab to lower it at least half an inch, it may just have to ride kind of high due to the wheels being tall. Getting the front down is no problem, a standard monoleaf with a deeply scooped axle will be fine, the rear might be an issue due to trying to be low but not wanting to mount the axle directly to the frame.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 12:11 AM

Look at those low profile mack tires! thats gonna be a rough ride! looks great and it works

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:18 AM

I really like your plan here. Can I recommend you double up the thickness of the chassis? I looks rather narrow for a truch with that sort of powerplant and equipment.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 06:33 AM

Love the Detroit,thing looks dead on!!!

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 07:06 AM

I think it might look better with a MPC 32 Chevy frame and the wheels from Monograms Fire Iron kit.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 06:26 AM

Just came across this while looing for something else. Seriously cool. Done? Any progress?



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:52 AM

what custom wheels does this issue of the kit come with